A Tibetan-English Dictionary, with Special Reference to the Prevailing Dialects: To which is Added an English-Tibetan Vocabulary

Front Cover
Unger Brothers (T. Grimm), 1881 - English language - 671 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 121 - Buddhistic theology, not so much the making a deity propitious to man (('«.), as rendering a god subject to human power, forcing him to perform the will of man. This coercion of a god seems to be effected in a twofold manner. The practise of the common people is to perform a vast amount of prayers and conjurations, specially intended for the god that is to be made subject. Another method is adopted by saints, who are advanced in every kind of religious knowledge. They continue their...
Page 110 - Ité-ba the main condition, the efficient cause, of growth is the navel-string Med.; rgyu byed-pa to be the principal cause of, to lie at the bottom of a matter Mil.; rgyu skyed-pa to lay the foundation of Dzl. — 3. after verbal roots rgyu implies necessity, like our I am to, I have to, I am Obliged to, I ought to; in later literature, as well as in the present col. language of 6'., it indicates the fut. tense: cós-skor yyásna» byed-rgyu-la whereas the holy circumabulation (v.
Page 474 - UMg(-par} mfon(-ba~), ^T3TO iln(l fcimKH, shortened zi-Uidg, implies an absolute inexcitabilityof mind, anda deadening of it against any impressions from without, combined with an absorption in the idea of Buddha, or which in the end amounts to the same thing, in the idea of emptiness and nothingness. This is the aim to which the contemplating Buddhist aspires, when, placing an image of Buddha, as rten, (v.
Page 10 - Buddhism has always sought the highest good not in anything material, but in the moral sphere, looking with indifference, and indeed with contempt, on everything merely relating to matter. 18 It in not, however. moral perfection, or the happiness attained thereby, which is understood by the 'most precious thing,' but the mediator or mediators who procure that happiness for mankind.
Page 423 - ... the tender sympathies called forth by the sight of beings that are really suffering and of those defective in morality — a play upon empty phrases, in as much as in the very narrative, from which the passage above is quoted, the natural softness of Milaraspa is evidently excited by a very positive case, and not by any reflexions of an abstract nature.
Page 474 - Buddha, as rten, (v. rten 1) before him, he looks at it immovably, until every other thought is lost, and no sensual impressions from the outer world any longer reach or affect his mind. By continued practice he acquires the ability of putting himself, also without rten, merely by his own effort, into this state of perfect apathy, and of attaining afterwards even to dnos-grub, the supernatural powers of a saint.
Page 607 - Sanskrit words of the prayer consist of six syllables, and accordingly it is suggested, that each of these syllables, when pronounced by a pious Buddhist, conveys a blessing upon one of the 'six classes of beings'.
Page 10 - Buddha's religious doctrine did not at all satisfy the deeper wants of the human mind, and its author himself did not know anything of a God standing apart and above this world. For, whatever in Buddhism is found of beings to whom divine attributes are assigned, has either been transferred from the Indian and other mythologies, and had, accordingly, been current among the people before the introduction of Buddhism, or is the result of philosophical speculation that has 20 remained more or less foreign...
Page 325 - Tat la, a town not far from the mouth of the Indus. — 2. n. of a three -peaked hill near Lhasa, with the palace of the old kings of Tibet, now the seat of the Dalai Lama. (The spelling 'Buddha -la...
Page 552 - Сотр. lo-skor (Cs. also lo-Kor} cycle of years, a period of twelve years; it is the usual manner of determining the exact time of an event, which also tolerably well suffices for the short space of a man's life. If for instance a person in a dog-year (eg 1874) says that he is a byi-lo-pa, it may be guessed by his appearance, whether he is 10 or 22, 34, 46 etc. years old, and thus also in other cases accidental circumstances must help to determine the precise date of an event.

Bibliographic information